Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Rainey Runs into Rybachenko Twice, Eliminated

Matt Affleck raised to open the pot and Sergey Rybachenko reraised from the button. Nicholas Rainey decided a four-bet was in order, and he did just that from the small blind. Affleck folded, and Rybachenko moved all for about 210,000 over the top. Rainey had committed himself, and he called off most of his stack to put his opponent at risk.

Rybachenko: {A-Diamonds} {A-Clubs}
Rainey: {K-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds}

The {4-Hearts} {A-Hearts} {5-Diamonds} flop left Rainey drawing dead right there. The turn and river came {3-Clubs} and {7-Clubs} respectively, and Rybachenko has doubled up. He's at 1.74 million now, and Rainey lost all but 375,000 of his chips.

A couple hands later, the two men went at it again. This time it was Rainey all in for 435,000 with {A-Clubs} {8-Spades}, and Rybachenko had the {K-Clubs} {Q-Hearts} that had caused Rainey's trouble to begin with. Alas, it bit him again as the dealer ran out a board of {2-Clubs} {K-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} {3-Spades} {5-Clubs}.

After two consecutive tangles with Rybachenko, Nicholas Rainey is out in 106th place.

Tags: Nicholas RaineySergey Rybachenko